"Slices of Red"


Krasimira Butseva

University of Portsmouth, England.


Slices of Red explores personal and social memory in relation to identity and politics. With the use of vernacular photography and family narratives I illustrate the commonality of experience, behaviour and belonging. The stories recounted from first person’s point of view obliterate the individual to create a collective narrative and reference the ideologies of Eastern European communism. The work questions the photograph usually regarded as a document of the real in relation to the notions of indexicality. The constructivist design creates a contrast between the movement’s ideology and the concept of the project, allowing the truth to slip out through the slices.